Famous Drugstore Tins For Sale – Page 4

TA1 – Amazing! From the 1960’s. This is a 16 oz thick “Humi-Sealed” glass jar of Velvet that not only has a factory seal, but the tax stamp still intact and the tightly packed tobacco within looks to be in terrific shape. Original Liggett & Myers production (later produced by Pinkerton and now being produced by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group).  Made from the finest Kentucky & Burley leaf with a subtle enhancement that has made this one a favorite for eons. I have 1 of these ultra rare factory sealed jars still available for $75 – SOLD


TA2 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Velvet in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s with tax stamps still intact that run across the inner perma moist sealed bags. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. This original Velvet, as noted on the tins – “Made from the best sun-ripened Kentucky Burley tobacco aged to mellow perfection in nature’s slow but sure way. Burns cool and sweet in pipe or cigarette.”  I have 7 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics available for available for $60 per tin


TA3 – Another outstanding piece of pipe smoking history – From the 1960’s. This is a 16 oz thick “Humi-Sealed” glass jar of Middleton’s Walnut that not only has a factory seal, but the tax stamp still intact and the tightly packed tobacco within looks to be in terrific shape. No longer made, of course, and Middleton made no bones about the fact that the leaf needed was too high quality and costly to continue to make, so, in 2005 they ended production of this wonderful classic. Walnut was a light English and will not overwhelm the palate. I found it to be remindful of Barking Dog, although much tastier. If you smoke multiple bowls a day and enjoy some Latakia flavor in a somewhat light smoke, this will be a nice addition to your rotation – and certainly a rare one! This ultra rare item sells for $85 – SOLD


TA4 – These are 14 oz thick metal and still factory sealed lever top tins from the 1960’s. Some even have the tax stamps still intact across the tin tops! – I bought one of these for myself and was delighted to find that the contents are still moist and pliable and the taste was heavenly! Remember, all of these old jars, tins, pouches, etc, that I am selling have been in a climate controlled storage building for many decades, and that is why the leaf and the containers themselves still look so good. This is the ORIGINAL version introduced by R.J Reynolds in 1907. John Middleton Tobacco Company took over the blending in 1987, long after these fantastic tins were produced. I have 4 of these 14 oz Prince Albert lever top tins from the 60’s still available for $75 per tin – SOLD OUT


TA5 – Talk about looking like it is brand new; this is a 1960’s key twist 7 oz tin of Jack O’ Diamonds made by Larus & Brother in Virginia. This tin is so rare because the blend was not produced for a long period of time. It is one of the few old American blends that is mostly Virginia, made from Bright. Who knows, perhaps Larus just didn’t want to spend the money on the more expensive leaf and that’s why they eliminated this one from their line up. The tin bottom is very puffy and looks ready to explode (a good thing as that means a lot of gasses from fermentation of the Virginia leaf within!) This amazing old tin sells for $85


TA6 – If only I had this hand in a card game! In beautiful factory cellophane outer wrapped 1-5/8 oz boxes of Jack O’ Diamonds from the 1970’s. Made by Larus & Brother in Virginia. This blend was not produced for a long period of time and is one of the few old American blends that is mostly Virginia, made from Bright. Who knows, perhaps Larus just didn’t want to spend the money on the more expensive leaf and that’s why they eliminated this one from their line up. I have 6 of these “just off the shelf” conditioned factory sealed pouches still available for $10 per pouch – SOLD OUT


TA7 – John Middleton’s no longer produced classic, Sugar Barrel in an 8 oz lever top tin that is still in factory sealed condition and in absolutely perfect shape. Sugar Barrel has an oh so sweet enhancement that reminded me of Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup, yet, I still tasted the Burley and Virginia leaf with no problem. I had a tin from the 1980’s and every night until it was gone, I enjoyed a bowl after dinner. It was about the best dessert one could hope for. Lots of satisfying sweetness, a nice smoking experience and best of all, no calories! This tin has a couple of small dents on the sides, so, a reduction in price and this 8 oz tin sells for  $85 – SOLD


TA8 – From the 1960’s, this is a factory lever top sealed 7 of tin of the original Phillip Morris made Field & Stream (later made by Pinkerton and then House of Windsor). As some of you pipe historians know, this was the tobacco of choice for President Gerald Ford. It contains Black Cavendish misted with Licorice, Burley and Virginia and it is in easy to fill cube cut form. If you want to look and feel presidential, try this one! I have just 1 tin available for $45 – SOLD


TA9 – Here’s another long gone oldie that some pipe smoker’s still search the world over trying to find (if only they can find my website!) John Middleton’s all-time most famous classic, Cherry Blend in still perfectly sealed condition 14 & 16 oz lever top tins (I’ll sell them largest to smallest as the orders come in), probably from the 1970’s, and these tins look brand new!  I gave this blend a whirl for the first time back in 2001 and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, I bought one of these lever top tins for myself and upon getting it open, the aroma was heavenly. The cherry flavor was there in a very faint way, if that makes any sense. I liked the leaf’s cut and taste. The cool burning almost cocoa like taste of the Burley combined with subtle hints of dark, fermented Cherries, made for a whale of a combination. If I had to pick a “drug store” blend as the one I had to smoke for the rest of my life, Middleton’s Cherry Blend would be considered, And that surprises me. If you are a coffee lover, try a bowl of this with your next cup. The flavor combination is delightful! I have 1 of these perfectly conditioned tins still available for $50


TA10 – Here’s a goldon oldie; the original American Tobacco Company Half & Half in still vacuum sealed 14 oz Key Lid tins. Burley and Bright that stole the show in drugstores everywhere. It has been several years, but I sure remember the last time I used the key to open an old tin of this one, and the huge hiss of fermented air that spewed out of the tin upon release was so heavenly that I was walking 5-feet off the ground for a week afterwards. I have 1 of these 14 ounce key twist  vacuum sealed tins still available for $65 – SOLD


TA11 – A wonderful find here – From the Pinkerton Tobacco Company in the 1980’s, these are still beautifully conditioned and perfectly factory sealed 1-1/2 oz tins of Half and Half Burley & Bright. A blend that stole the show in drugstores everywhere with its tasty Virginia and toasted White Burley goodness. I have just 1 of these tins still available for $20


TA12 – This is a beautiful old 1950’s or 1960’s factory sealed lever top 16 oz tin of the original Philip Morris version of Bond Street (later known as Bourbon Street when American Tobacco Company took over the blending). This is a Black Cavendish, Burley Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique and Virginia offering cased with Bourbon. Should be quite smooth by now with all the aging. This 16 oz tin sells for $60 – SOLD


TA14 – This is an 8 oz lever top tin of the 1970’s original Philip Morris version of Bond Street (known as Bourbon Street when American Tobacco Company later took over the blending). And the tax stamp is still intact! Black Cavendish, Burley Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique and Virginia, cased with Bourbon and offering a seldom tasted compilation. Should be quite smooth by now with all the aging. I have 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


TA15 – A 14 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Green Extra Mild Cavendish that is from the late 1980’s. This old classic, with more than 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match. I have just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


TA16 – A 14 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Blue Extra Mild Cavendish that is from the late 1980’s. This old classic, with more than 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match. I have just 1 tin still available for $65 – SOLD


TA17 – This is the ORIGINAL Liggett & Myers Granger in 14 oz tins from the 1980’s. Pinkerton later took over the blending and then the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. The original Granger, as noted in one of the photos, was an old fashioned rough cut Burley.  I have 5 of these marvelous old and well preserved classics still available for available for $50 per tin – SOLD OUT


OC1 – Old Codger Ten Packages Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These packages come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz pouches of the following – Edgeworth Cavendish, Drum Halfzware, Surbrug’s, Amphora Brown, Crystal Palace, Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish, No. 91 Danish Export, Fireside & Surbrug’s White Label. You get 10 nostalgic packages of fun for just $35


OC2 – Old Codger Ten Packages Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These packages come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz pouches of the following – Holiday, Edgeworth, Amphora Brown, Amphora Scotch Whiskey, Apple, Drum Halfzware, Checkers, Sutliff Bourbon & Bright, C’est L’e Vie’ French Vanilla and Sail Green. You get 10 nostalgic packages of fun for just $40 – SOLD


OC3 – Old Codger Ten Packages Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These packages come from the 1980’s except for the Borkum Riff pouch which is from the 1990’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz pouches of the following – Sail Yellow, Sail Green, Edgeworth Yellow, Brown & Red, two Amphora Brown, Drum Perique and Drum Halfzware and Borkum Riff Honey & Orange. You get 10 nostalgic packages of fun for just $40 – SOLD


OC4 – Old Time Middleton’s Smorgasbord – 10-Pack of Nostalgic Pleasure! You get ten factory sealed 1 oz tins of 1970’s sensations Whitehall, 3 different Kentucky Club blends, 2 London Dock tins, Club Cavendish, Brush Creek, Donniford and the only Menthol pipe tobacco ever made, Greenbrier. Sample them all and take a ride back in pipe smoking history! This 10-pack of nostalgic pleasure sells for $45 – SOLD


OC5 – Old Codger Ten Box Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These boxes come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz boxes of the following – Sugar Barrel, John Rolfe Peach Brandy, Jack O’ Diamonds, Mapleton, Harmony, Dream Castle, My Mixture No. 79 Black & Burly, Brush Creek, Bin 56 and Donniford. You get 10 nostalgic boxes of fun for just $45 – SOLD


OC6 – Old Codger Ten Box Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These boxes come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz boxes of the following – Revelation, Jack O’ Diamonds, Carter Hall, 2 boxes of Bowl of Roses, Sir Walter Raleigh, C&W Champagne Blend, Kentucky Club Aromatic, Wine Shag and Mixture No. 79. You get 10 nostalgic boxes of fun for $45 – SOLD


OC7 – Old Codger Six Box Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These boxes come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz boxes of the following – Revelation, Bowl of Roses, Sir Walter Raleigh, Jack O’ Diamonds, C&W Champagne Blend and Carter Hall. You get 6 nostalgic boxes of fun for $28 – SOLD


OC8 – Old Codger Sixteen Box Variety Pack – This grouping is quite different from those above. These are actually 1940’s and 1950’s boxes and many of them, though box sealed, are dry. Some are only cigarette blends, some are only chewing and smoking tobacco and some are… well, I don’t know what they are. What I do know is that this is quite a compilation and surely a collector’s item! You get Havana Blossoms, C.J.D. Cigr Clippings, Black Rose Cigar Clippings, Sport, Tipperary, Big John Plug Cut, Granulated 54, Rod & Gun Smoking Mixture, Schermerhorn’s Flake, John Weisert’s 54, DYH Long Cut, Clark & Snover Modern Age, Ripple, Sure Go! and Myers & Cox. This group sells for $50 – SOLD

OC9 – Old Codger Eight Packages & Two Boxes Variety Pack – Still perfectly factory sealed, kept in a climate controlled environment, and still waiting patiently to be opened. These packages come from the 1980’s. You get between 1-1/2 & 2 oz pouches of the following – Old Chum, Edgeworth Yellow, Sail Light Aromatic, Amphora Black Cavendish, Old Virginia, Borkum Riff Original Mixture, Paladin Black Cherry, Saga Cognac Blend and one box each of Revelation and Champagne Blend.  You get 10 nostalgic packages and boxes of fun for just $40 – SOLD


TA18 – From the 1960’s and straight from a huge box that had been in climate controlled conditions for decades, this is the original, John Finzer Five Brothers. These thick paper wrapped factory sealed with tax stamps intact 1-1/4 oz packages look like they came right off the shelf. I personally purchased and smoked one of these (as I love Five Brothers), and while dry, (and this blend is usually very dry anyway), I found nothing wrong with the fine, shag cut leaf within and boy, does this one pack a lot of power! Stronger than the subsequent Pinkerton and now Scandinavian Tobacco Group iterations. Because this tobacco offers a lot of body and strength, absorbs the flavors of other tobaccos it is mixed with and is not obtrusive with its own flavor, I find Five Brothers to be the perfect mixer. I have 20 of these pouches still available for $10 per pouch – SOLD OUT


TA19 – Two of John Middleton’s smash hits, Selbur Selected Burley and Virginia Bright Granulated in 1-1/8 ounce tins. Selbur was their top shelf Burley and Virginia Bright Granulated was composed of the finest Virginias of the day and often used by Middleton’s as a mixer for some of their other blends. This dynamic old time duo sells for $20 – SOLD


TA20 – From John Middleton Blending Kits comes this 5 oz glass jar of Shredded Plug. A selected Burley with a shredded cut. Middleton’s used it as a base for a cool, slow burning smoke. Just 1 jar available for $24


TA21 – From John Middleton Blending Kits comes this 5 oz glass jar of Selbur. A specially selected Burley which could be used as a base tobacco for many combinations. According to the side label – “It is a pure Burley from which all the stems have been removed. A delightful, light, mild smoke.. Middleton’s used it as a base for a cool, slow burning smoke.” Just 1 jar available for $24


TA22 – Sensational collector’s item! – An old 1960’s or 1970’s large leather bound John Middleton’s Blending Chest (I sold another one a few weeks ago). Within the chest are heavy factory sealed glass jars with tax stamps still intact and a little jigger for measuring.  You get 2 oz still factory sealed glass jars of Regimental Mixture, Latakia, Perique, Virginia and Walnut. There are two larger 5 oz factory sealed jars of Selbur and Shredded Plug, both Burleys. This Middleton’s Blending Chest is in terrific shape for its age with no issues other than a little wear on the leather and it sells for $145


TA23 – Another golden oldie tin that looks like it came right off the shelf! This is a no longer produced 14 oz lever top still factory sealed tin of the Faber, Coe & Gregg classic, Brindley’s Mixture. A mostly Burley/Virginia crimp cut compilation that had just enough Latakia for smokiness and a little misted (ripe fig taste to me), Black Cavendish. Back in the day considered to be one of the finest American blends on the market. I have 1 tin available for $50


TA24 – The legendary Flying Dutchman in a 7 oz twist top tin from the 1970’s and even has its original price tag of $2.52 on the tin bottom! This shag cut blend is tasty in an old fashioned sort of way and provides a lot of strength. Mostly Burley with a touch of Virginia that made this one a class favorite. I have just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD


TA25 – From the American Tobacco Company comes these 1960’s or 1970’s handsome 7 oz tins of Burgundy. I wish I could tell you what the contents are like, but my research drew blanks. But hey, it says on the side of the tin “Smoking Pleasure – Fine Taste – Pleasant Aroma.” So, it should be quite tasty, right? I have 2 of these 7 oz tins to sell for $35 per tin


TA26 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 6 oz canisters of Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish. A heavily aromatic mix of dark Kentucky and Burley tobacco, enhanced with the soft delicious taste of cherry and just a touch of vanilla.  I have 2 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25 per tin


TA27 – Here’s a sweet one from days past – early 1990’s factory sealed 7 oz canisters of the original Borkum Riff. This is the one with the original Burley and Virginia (65% Virginia), combination flavored with whiskey. The current blend changed quite a bit – now that the Scandinavian Tobacco Group does the remake – as it is now all Burley with some Cavendish treated Burley. I have 4 of these marvelous old 6 oz factory sealed tins still available for $25 per tin